Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Good Sally Ann

Christmas is coming,
The geese are getting fat,
Please put a penny
In the old man's hat.
If you haven't got a penny,
A ha'penny will do,
If you haven't got a ha'penny,
Then God bless you.
Lyrics by Edith Nesbit Bland

Among the most moving experiences I have during the Christmas season is dropping coins into the Salvation Army's kettles. It feels so good that I put $2 in every kettle that I see. A favourite memory is a 'Sally Ann' brass quartet playing carols outside a Paris department store as the snow fell on a cold winter evening. I am blessed.

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